White-cliff waterfalls and the glimmering Blue Mosque, experience the best of Turkey’s historical highlights and natural wonders in one incredible tour. Begin your trip roaming the palaces of Istanbul before journeying into the bizarre underground cities and the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. Stick to public bus and budget€commodation, which not only keeps costs down but gives you a chance to really meet the locals. From the ancient Roman streets of Ephesus to bustling bazaars, follow your curiosity and spend 15 days discovering the culture and natural beauty of this fascinating region.
Day 1 Istanbul
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Istanbul/GÖreme (1B)
View the sights on an orientation walk, then spend some free time exploring the city. Travel by overnight bus to Cappadocia.
Day 3 GÖreme
Enjoy free time to explore Cappadocia. Opt to hike in the area, explore its underground cities, and enjoy the incredible fairy chimneys dotting the landscape. Consider a hot air balloon trip at sunrise.
Day 4 GÖreme (1B, 1D)
Enjoy free time to explore Cappadocia. Opt to see it from above on a hot air balloon ride, or witness a spellbinding Whirling Dervishes ceremony.
Day 5 GÖreme/Antalya (1B)
Enjoy more free time to explore beautiful Cappadocia. Overnight bus to Antalya.
Day 6 Antalya/Olympos (1B)
Upon arrival to Antalya, continue to the village of Olympos on the Mediterranean coast. Relax and enjoy the beaches of Olympos. Set off on a walk to see the flames of Mount Olympos at night.
Day 7 Olympos/Kekova (1D)
Continue to the beautiful coastal village of Kekova where we board our boat for an unforgettable night at sea.
Day 8 Kekova/Dalyan (1B)
Back on land at Ucagiz, travel up to the charming Dalyan—hit the mud baths, or swim and chill out at the beach.
Day 9 Dalyan (1B)
Enjoy free time to hit the mud baths, explore more of the area, or just relax.
Day 10 Dalyan/Pamukkale (1B)
Enjoy free time to visit the beautiful white cliffs of Pamukkale, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the ancient site of Hierapolis.
Day 11 Pamukkale/SelÇuk (1B)
Head back to the coastal town of SelÇuk and check out the sights.
Day 12 SelÇuk (1B)
Enjoy free time for optional visits to St John’s Basilica and the Mosque of Isa Bey as well as the nearby picturesque village of Şirince.
Day 13 SelÇuk/Çanakkale (1B)
Travel north, then opt to visit Troy and Gallipoli.
Day 14 Çanakkale/Istanbul (1B)
Back to the big city for one last night with the group.
Day 15 Istanbul (1B)
Depart at any time.
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